Higher Education Team Members

Sibson's Higher Education practice consists of industry and technical experts who can assist your institution with all of your human resources needs. Please feel free to contact any of the team members listed below to learn about our service offerings.

Kelly Jones

Kelly S. Jones
Senior Vice President & Higher Education Practice Leader
216.687.4434
kjones@sibson.com

As a Senior Vice President, Mr. Jones leads Sibson Consulting's Higher Education Practice. He has many years of experience in all aspects of Human Resource Management from HR Strategy Development, pay, coaching, employee benefits, managed healthcare and pharmacy management.
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Michael O’Malley

Michael O’Malley, PhD
New York
212.251.5444
momalley@sibson.com

Dr. O’Malley is a Senior Vice President and Human Capital Consultant with extensive experience in compensation, performance management, organizational design and effectiveness, staffing and selection, and leadership development. He is responsible for a broad range of Human Capital initiatives centered around compensation design and organizational effectiveness.
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Jim Kochanski

Jim Kochanski
Raleigh
919.233.6656
jkochanski@sibson.com

Mr. Kochanski works with leaders to develop compensation and other people strategies for their organizations. He works with Universities and Health Science Institutions. Jim is the overall national leader for Sibsons Performance and Rewards practice.

Norman Jacobson

Norman Jacobson, ASA, MAAA
New York
212.251.5250
njacobson@sibson.com

Mr. Jacobson is a Health Actuary and Consultant specializing in FAS 106 and managed care. His responsibilities include rate setting and budgeting for self-insured clients, renewal negotiations and managed disability marketing. View a brief video introduction.

Christopher Calvert

Christopher Calvert
New York
212.251.5310
ccalvert@sibson.com

Mr. Calvert is a Senior Vice President and the firm’s Health Practice Leader. He has many years of experience in the health care industry and works extensively with employers to help design wellness programs that enhance employee engagement and is leading the firm’s exploration of the Health Exchange marketplace.

Leonard Spangher

Leonard Spangher, CEBS, MHP
New York
212.251.5228
lspangher@sibson.com

Mr. Spangher is a Vice President and Senior Consultant with extensive experience in actuarial and benefits consulting. He is an expert in FAS 106 post-retirement welfare benefits accounting, FAS 112 post-employment welfare benefits accounting, non-discrimination testing of health and welfare plans, determining health plan insurance reserves, health plan migration, welfare benefits plan renewal and settlement negotiations, and active and retiree health and welfare benefits plan design. Mr. Spangher also administers and maintains Sibson’s College and University Benefits Study (C.U.B.S.) and database.

Pirie J. McIndoe

Pirie J. McIndoe, CEBS
Raleigh
919.233.6658
pmcindoe@sibson.com

Mr. McIndoe is a Vice President and Defined Contribution Practice Director. He has extensive experience in retirement plan design, governance, administration, investment solutions and communications. Mr. McIndoe works with clients on all aspects of retirement programs and has special expertise in defined contribution plans.

Barbara Butterfield

Barbara Butterfield, PhD
Phoenix
928.379.0856
bbutterfield@sibson.com

Dr. Butterfield has significant experience in higher education, including public, land grant, private, research and corporate education both in the United States and abroad. She has a proven track record in the areas of strategic planning, human resource program development, process improvement, change and reduction management.
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Steven Cyboran

Christopher Goldsmith, SPHR, CCP, CEBS
Cleveland
216.687.4432
cgoldsmith@sibson.com

Mr. Goldsmith is a Vice President, Client Relationship Manager, and head of Sibson’s Cleveland office with many years of benefit and compensation experience. He has specialized expertise in health and welfare benefit plan consulting and total compensation consulting. He regularly consults on employee benefits, broad-based compensation arrangements and human resource function effectiveness.

Jennifer Schuster

Jennifer Schuster
San Francisco
707.456.9359
jschuster@sibson.com

Ms. Schuster is experienced in the design and implementation of employee communication strategies and programs and in assisting organizations with Web-based communications, including the deployment of employee portal strategies and human resources Web sites.
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Heather Kazemi

Heather Kazemi
Washington, DC
202.833.6444
hkazemi@segalco.com

Ms. Kazemi works with public institutions and other governmental employers nationwide to evaluate and redesign compensation, benefits and human resources policies. She specializes in community colleges and unionized environments.

Glenn Alonzo

Glenn M. Alonzo
Hartford
860.678.3013
galonzo@sibson.com

Mr. Alonzo has been a Benefits Consultant in Sibson's Hartford office since 1990 and became a Vice President in 1996. In 1999, he assumed the responsibility for directing and managing the Hartford Office's consulting staff. In 2003, Mr. Alonzo was named Senior Vice President.

Angelita Becom

Angelita Becom
Raleigh
919.233.1220
abecom@sibson.com

Ms. Becom consults with clients to enhance the effectiveness of their human resources program and initiatives. Specifically, Ms. Becom has specialized experience in total rewards strategy, developing performance management and measurement programs, and creating career development processes, including technical skill development and competencies.

Ruth Donahue

Ruth Donahue
Chicago
312.984.8586
rdonahue@segalco.com

Ms. Donahue's comprehensive experience, including numerous years of consulting work, several years as a Human Resource practitioner, and many years as a clinician and coach allows for broad expertise and specialty focus on behavioral health, wellness, and behavior change strategies.

Tupper Hillard

Tupper Hillard
Phoenix
602.381.4010
thillard@sibson.com

Mr. Hillard is responsible for development, design, and implementation of all aspects of employee and management communications surrounding compensation, benefits and healthcare, as well as strategic planning and execution.

Christine Hocevar

Christine Hocevar
Cleveland
312.456.7913
chocevar@sibson.com

As Marketing Coordinator, Ms. Hocevar assists Sibson's Higher Education vertical market with all conference-related marketing logistics, including speaking and sponsorship arrangements.

David Insler

David Insler
Los Angeles
310.231.1743
dinsler@sibson.com

Mr. Insler's primary consulting expertise is in organization performance, executive compensation, and sales force effectiveness. His experience includes consulting and corporate roles in middle market as well as Fortune 100 companies.

Elyse Lyons

Elyse Lyons
Raleigh
919.233.6653
elyons@sibson.com

Ms. Lyons helps higher education and other clients to improve and achieve their strategic objectives by evaluating employee compensation, performance management and organization design. She has special expertise in compensation program design and benchmarking, and has consulted for numerous public and private higher education institutions.

Carol Mercer

Carol Mercer, CCP, IPMA-CS
Phoenix
602.381.4045
cmercer@sibson.com

As a project manager, Ms. Mercer conducts kickoff meetings, facilitates meetings to build strategic compensation philosophies, conducts meetings where draft materials and final products are reviewed and approved, and presents final reports/presentations to client boards and councils.

Frank Picarelli

Frank Picarelli
New York
212.251.5452
fpicarelli@segalrc.com

Mr. Picarelli is a senior consultant with Segal Rogerscasey, our SEC-registered investment solutions affiliate. He specializes in providing defined contribution plan consulting services and vendor evaluation/selection services to a diverse client base.

Yelena Stiles

Yelena Stiles
Princeton
609.482.2320
ystiles@sibson.com

Ms. Stiles' experience includes conducting compensation assessments for faculty, administration, and staff at colleges and universities with respect to both external competitiveness and internal equity, as well as plan redesign and implementation.

Carolyn Wong

Carolyn Wong
New York
212.251.5938
cwong@sibson.com

Ms. Wong uses a quantitative approach to developing targeted employee value propositions to provides innovative solutions for attracting and retaining key talent as well as aligning the organizational structure and employees to the business strategy.
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